Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement, and for good reason. This treatment has quickly evolved from a singular implant to being available as implant-supported dentures and more. With a guaranteed long lifespan, dental implants have become our number one recommended treatment for tooth loss.
In the past, removable dentures and bridges were the main solutions for tooth loss. But ever since the genesis of dental implants, implants have held some significant advantages over the others. From durability to longevity, and natural appearance, dental implants are one of the best solutions to restore your smile complete from the jawbone up.
While the life-span of a dental implant is greater than any other tooth-replacement option, its longevity mostly depends on how you take care of it. Dental implants are immune to cavities and other oral diseases, but the rest of your mouth is not. If you don’t properly care for your smile, you may develop gum disease or conditions that might require the removal of your implant. However, if you practice healthy oral hygiene habits, your implant could last for more than 25 years.
No two dental implant treatments are exactly the same, so the number of appointments, procedures, and the overall cost of dental implants varies depending on the patient. With that said, dental implants trend favorably when compared with the costs of other tooth replacement options because implants can last significantly longer — even a lifetime — with proper care.
The best way to prevent infection and dental implant failure is to keep your mouth clean. This means cleaning your mouth thoroughly after each meal and before you go to sleep, beginning the day after your procedure. At St. Louis County Dental, we recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush, nylon-coated floss, and toothpaste that contains non-abrasive ingredients to ensure that you don’t accidentally scratch the implant or irritate the oral structures supporting it.
We can’t wait to help you transform your smile with dental implants! If you’re missing one or more teeth or may be at risk for losing teeth, give us a call or fill out our contact form. One of our team members will be in touch to schedule a consultation with you.
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Dr. Barry Brace
469 S Kirkwood Rd
St. Louis, MO
Monday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm